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Does Win/XP Pro require Microsoft registration?

By erwin1978
Mar 26, 2002
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  1. Is it true that the Pro version of winXP doesn't require you to call Microsoft to reg

    Is it true that the Pro version of winXP doesn't require you to call Microsoft to register?
     
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Since the "pro" (prefessional) version is designed for businesses, wouldn't that depend on the licensing agreement per # of machines?

    I think a single user would have to register.
     
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Re: Is it true that the Pro version of winXP doesn't require you to call Microsoft to reg

    You do not have to call MS on either version. When you install either, you will be prompted to register or activate XP. If you have an internet connection, it will send it out. If you elect no upon install, you have 30 days to activate/register XP. When you click on the "Keys" to activate, it comes up with a menu for you to fill in the blanks. On the menu, it gives you a choice if you want to call or not. But the short answer, no you don't have to call but yes you have to register.
     
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    Pro & Home Edition have to be activated. The "Corporate" version/key don't.
     
  5. Beginning

    Beginning TS Rookie

    Boy oh boy ...... There sure seems to be a lot of discussions about so call " Corporate Versions " ;) I thought there was only a few people who had those ..... :D :D :D
     
  6. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    I'm one of the few and no it didn't have to be activated as 3DSThomas says!!! :)
     
  7. Nan11

    Nan11 TS Rookie

    Same here, no activation for my corp ver. but activation required for Pro & Home.
     
  8. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    I think Corporate version is just a matter of the Product Key it uses.
     
  9. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Same with the developer versions..No activation necessary.
     
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